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Saturday 19 May 2018

Quick and Easy Teacher gifts for Thinking Outside the Box

Welcome everyone to our monthly Thinking Outside the Box blog hop. Hello if you've just arrived from Yoshiko and her super cute gift box.  You can see several different varieties of gift box tutorials under the theme of
This month's theme for Thinking Outside the Box Blog Hop
We've all created a different box and are sharing free tutorials that you are welcome to use.  I usually do a video too, but am still working on getting my Achilles tendon sorted so hopefully I'll have a video soon and will link back.  In the meantime I've got some simple instructions and a template for you to copy of my pretty teacher gift.  I've filled mine with fragrant tea lights, but you could fill with chocolates, pencils or something else. Once you know how to make the box you can adapt for different contents.  

Ok so here's what to do
  1. start with a piece of card or thick DSP like the Share What You Love papers that I have used from Stampin' Up!.  It needs to be cut at 24 x 30.5 cm (9"  x 12")
  2. In the landscape position score at 9cm, 18cm, 22cm, 24cm, 28cm and 30cm.  (31/2",7",81/2", 91/4", 103/4" and 111/2")
  3. In portrait score at 2cm or 3/4" in from both sides.  
  4. Cut an aperture of your choice in the panel shown as 'cut window' . Mine is 2cm x 16cm.  You can use your Stampin' trimmer to cut the aperture or a craft knife.   I've cut it 2cm away from the side score lines and left a 1cm border along the long sides of the window. 
  5. cut away the shaded areas and cut the lines that are solid on the template ie those that will form the flaps on the box ends.  
  6. adhere a piece of window sheet on the inside of the box to cover the aperture. Mine is 3cm x 18cm
  7. Fold all the score lines which are marked with a dotted line.  
  8. Add tear and tape to the very thin strip at the top of the template this will fold over to form the box when you bring that end so that the tape sits along the 18cm/7" score line.  
  9. Add your contents and secure one end of the box with tear and tape, tombow or other adhesive.  
  10. Use ribbon or twine to secure the other end and allow for easy opening by tying it around the length of the box a couple of times.  
  11. Decorate your box and you'll see it has a card already attached.  I added a inside piece of coordinating patterned paper which you can do also or you can leave it as the reverse of the original piece. 

Blog List
  1. Shannean Moncrieff
  2. Tanja Kolar
  3. Yoshiko Endo
  4. Zoe Tant - You are here 
  5. Annette Elias
  6. Dena Rekow
  7. Beate Wacker
  8. Aude Barbara


Yoshiko Endo said...

So clever & beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

Zoe Tant said...

thanks Yoshiko xx

Annette Elias-de Kijkkast said...

Hello Zoe, I am sorry to hear your leg is still troubling you. In the meantime you still managed to make a wonderful project! It is a card and a box in one, and looks beautiful. Very clever to think about tacher gifts already! What I also like very much is the clorcombo you used ad the way you also colored the doily to match even better. I never tried a box like a card/box like this but I will with your instructions!

cuilliesocks said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, and makes a wonderful gift, love it, Kate x

missscrap said...

Your box is so clever ! I love it ! thank for sharing this beautiful project.

Tanja Kolar said...

Your box is a great idea. Love, how you integrated the candles.
Thank´s for being part of our amazing design team.
Hugs Tanja